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Swamp Water (1941)

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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tom Keefer
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Thursday Ragan
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Julie
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Ben
Virginia Gilmore ...
Mabel MacKenzie
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Jesse Wick
Mary Howard ...
Hannah
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Sheriff Jeb McKane
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Tim Dorson
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Bud Dorson (as Guinn Williams)
Russell Simpson ...
Marty McCord
Joe Sawyer ...
Hardy Ragan (as Joseph Sawyer)
Paul E. Burns ...
Tulle McKenzie (as Paul Burns)
Dave Morris ...
Barber
Frank Austin ...
Fred Ulm
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A hunter happens upon a fugitive and his daughter living in a Georgia swamp. He falls in love with the girl and persuades the fugitive to return to town. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Release Date:

24 July 1942 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

L'étang tragique  »

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Budget:

$601,900 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Thursday Ragan: If you'd a minded me, and kept outen that swamp like I told you Ben, you wouldn't be in no fix like you're in... What's the matter boy?
Ben: If you'll be giving me my clothes, I'll be takin' myself offen your hands.
Thursday Ragan: No, you won't - you'll be quiet now. You're sick Ben.
Ben: I ain't so sick I have to lay here and listen to you give me down the country. I knowed that was all you drug me out of that crick for.
Thursday Ragan: I drug you out because you was my boy.
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people, gators, cottonmouths, and some quick sand
2 September 2010 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

A swamp that is widely perceived by all the locals as impenetrable offers refuge to a convicted murderer who has been hiding out there for years and has learned its lessons well enough to actually get by quite well. Fear of the swamp and its cottonmouths and alligators is enough to keep any civilized person out, but when a hunter's dog jumps out of his canoe and gets lost in this swamp, its the love he (Dana Andrews) has for his dog that draws him deeper into the swamp and sets up the meeting with fugitive Walter Brennan. It turns out the swamp isn't so bad after all, as Andrews and Brennan team up to collect a valuable set of furs from the animals they've trapped. Back in the town the truth of the murder for which Brennan faces hanging emerges in a very well told story. Jean Renoir was able to bring the town into the swamp or vice versa in this beautifully filmed movie. For sure the best actor awards go to Walter Huston who plays Dana Andrews father, and whose second wife is being courted by another great, John Carradine. The primordial beauty of the swamp makes a nice contrast to the dramatic backwoods small town swamp of this slice of America.


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